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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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Hedge Funds Triumph and You Lose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 24. 2 Replies

image sourceThousands of  profitable…Continue

Tags: Wall Street, deregulation, ., hedge funds, bankruptcy

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Grinning Cat Nov 20. 3 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

Pastor cautions Christian women about those Trump-loving men of the Christian Right—and he nails it

Started by Joan Denoo Nov 19. 0 Replies

We all know there are predatory men and women and I am not denying it.What is the rate of men and women rapes? Sadly, rape is grossly under-reported, especially men who are raped. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in…Continue

Tags: men, of, the, right, Trump-loving

The Satanic Panic - The Witch Hunt of the Late Twentieth Century (Seth Andrews)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 15. 1 Reply

To a degree, I think the following video and talk are mislabeled.  Oh, absolutely, Seth talks at length and in detail about the "Satanic Panic," the crazed obsession some Christians had about elements of popular culture through the 1970s, 80s, and…Continue

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Comment by Daniel W on January 28, 2017 at 10:15am

typo - should be "...without allowing me to interrupt..."

Comment by Daniel W on January 28, 2017 at 10:06am

I probably shouldn't interrupt the all-Trump all-the-time trend, but I thought this was interesting. I know a lot of people are not crazy about Cenk Uygur. What impresses me is the willingness to do something and the attitude of moving forward. Not perfect, evolution will happen.

Since we are registered and contributed, Dems call us DAILY with their abusive technique phone calls - anonymous phone banks, as soon as I say "hello" they start their fast talking scare-tactic spiel without allowing me in inte

rrupt with anything. Not the party of the people any more. Can it be once again?

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 11:30pm

Add Trump's admission of his negotiating loss to Mexico's president and his sending the bill for the wall to Americans and I'm wondering if he's making his impeachment, by Republicans possible or certain.

Or am I dreaming?

Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2017 at 7:44pm

Gee, could they make any less sense if they tried? The vast majority of the refugees coming out of Syria are Muslim!

Beyond stupid.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on January 27, 2017 at 7:31pm

Separation of what and what???

Trump says US will prioritize Christian refugees

[CNN]

What about us Ninkasi worshippers, you asshole?!

Comment by Grinning Cat on January 27, 2017 at 2:03pm

Yet another political cartoon, this one by Tom Tomorrow (via Alternet) capturing "America's descent into madness":

THIS MODERN WORLD by Tom Tomorrow - Action McNews Network newscast with a female and a male anchor on screen. (Frame 1) Male anchor: “Our top story this hour: America’s final descent into madness has officially BEGUN!” Female anchor: “That’s RIGHT, Biff! The nuclear arsenal is now under the command of a blustering narcissist with poor impulse control!” (Frame 2) Female anchor: “Joining us to discuss the bleak, uncertain future confronting us all is one of MANY unqualified nominess hoping to dismantle the agencies they’ll be charge of!” [sic] To old, bald white man in a suit, over video link: “So--tell us about your PLANS, unqualified nominee!” (Frame 3) Unqualified nominee: “Oh, well, it’s quite simple, really--I intend to reduce my agency to a hollow shell of its former self, while still giving lip service to the continuation of its MISSION!” Female anchor: “I would expect no LESS!” (Frame 4) Biff: “For further insight into the dystopia awaiting a nation led by a sociopath whose corruption is matched only by his ignorance, we turn to our special guest commentator--the SCREAMING GUY from the EDVARD MUNCH PAINTING!” Screaming guy, over video link: “Thanks, Biff! Not to put too fine a point on it, but--” (Frame 5) “--AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGHHHH!” Biff: “I think that about sums it UP, screaming guy! Coming up NEXT--” (Frame 6) “--our exclusive interview with a Trump voter who didn’t realize she would lose HER insurance!” Middle-aged woman, over video link: “Nobody TOLD me the A.C.A. and Obamacare were the SAME THING! Can we have a DO-OVER?” (Frame 7) Female anchor: “Also--does your new president want to grab YOU by the pussy--or punch you in the FACE?” Biff: “First these messages.”(click to enlarge)

Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 11:22am
Have a bit of patience while more Americans, like addicts, approach the bottom and learn there's only one way out and we have to raise ourselves.

In the eighteen states whose voters have the direct initiative and referendum, we are not victims of those we elect to make laws. Even here in California, where we have a Democratic trifecta, we have to, and in November did, discipline legislators. It's like socializing people whose parents failed to socialize them when they were children.

Voter education is essential.
Comment by Loren Miller on January 27, 2017 at 8:21am

Sadly, Jennifer, it's exactly the kind of thing I would expect post-Citizens-United.  It's taking the plutocracy concept and pushing it that much further.  Worse, it's aiming at shutting the voters' voice completely out of the equation.  The only remaining question in South Dakota at least, is whether the governor is willing to stand up to the legislature.

This isn't just bad; it's fuckin' DANGEROUS.

Comment by Jennifer W on January 27, 2017 at 7:34am
This disgusts me the most. How can we fight back even if we can't do it legally?
Comment by tom sarbeck on January 27, 2017 at 4:03am
Yeah, Jennifer, I believe it.
Legislators are bold in their disregard for voters, even in the 18 states with the DIRECT initiative whose voters can make law without interference by their legislators.
In states without the initiative, and in the national government, people are the VICTIMS of the people they elect to make laws.
 
 
 

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